Fatal Collision Near Eureka Claims Three Lives

Highway 101 Fatal Collision Near Eureka Caused by Wrong-Way Driver

A fatal collision near Eureka on January 21 claimed three lives in a head-on collision. The Humboldt area California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported the accident as occurring around 10:37 p.m. along Highway 101. According to the report, it occurred as the driver of a 2015 Toyota Tacoma was heading north in the lanes going southbound. 

Wrong-Way Driver Dies and Kills Two Others in Fatal Collision Near Eureka

When emergency crews responded, they discovered the pickup and a 2010 Mercedes Benz, blocking the lanes going southbound and both engulfed in flames. The driver of the pickup, as well as two in the Mercedes, were confirmed deceased. The accident is under investigation by the CHP traffic collision unit.

Investigators Determining the Cause of the Fatal Crash

At this point, it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs contributed to the fatal collision near Eureka. The CHP asks anyone with information about the accident to contact them at (707) 822-5981. The County Coroner’s Office will release the names of those who died in the collision once the next of kin has been notified. 

Eligibility to File a Lawsuit for Wrongful Death

The immediate family members of a deceased person may file a wrongful death claim. The decedent’s spouse and children, who received at least half of their financial support from the deceased, would be included in this group. Likewise, an estate administrator can do so. Only one claim is allowed, so it must be decided which one will file. The parents and siblings of the deceased can file a claim if there is no child or spouse.

Wrongful Death Compensation

When a loved one is killed in a fatal intersection crash, financial compensation can’t compensate for the loss. Nevertheless, they would probably not want to put their family under financial stress. The following damages are often available to those who file wrongful death lawsuits:

  • The decedent’s death in a fatal collision near Eureka would likely have resulted in the family losing income and benefits, including insurance and retirement coverage. In this case, the deceased’s income and coverage may be recovered until retirement.
  • It is possible to recover funeral and burial expenses.
  • The deceased’s family can recover the costs associated with the services they usually provide around the home.
  • Recovery of inheritance loss is possible in some cases.
  • There can also be compensation for the loss of emotional support and affection provided by the deceased.

Providing Assistance With Wrongful Death Claims

You face daily hardships and grief due to your loss. In the aftermath of an intersection fatal crash, your family may not think about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. However, losing a loved one can cause financial strain, which may require compensation. To provide the evidence necessary to support a wrongful death claim, the lawyer conducts an investigation.

Interviewing witnesses and examining the accident site are methods to gather supportive evidence. Reconstructing the accident, examining surveillance video, and reviewing the police report is part of the evidence investigation. Our lawyers use the information gathered by our investigators to build a solid wrongful death claim on behalf of the family as soon as it has been gathered.

The following video provides an explanation of wrongful death claims from accident attorney Ed Smith: 

Attorney for Wrongful Death in Eureka

I’m Ed Smith, a lawyer for wrongful death in Eureka. Families who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence can contact us and receive free and friendly advice. (707) 564-1900 is our Eureka number, or you can call our toll-free number at (800) 404-6400. You can also reach out to us online

On our Settlements and Verdicts page, you can learn more about us and how we have helped others. Google and Yelp reviews have also been provided. Our affiliation with the Top One Percent and Million Dollar Advocates demonstrates our commitment to maximizing client compensation.

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